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. no. 4, ordinance amending the san francisco business and tax regulation code article 12a by amending section 906.5 to priest the payroll expense tax exclusion for small business net new payroll for years 2012 through 2015 from terminating in event that the voters of the city and county of san francisco pass a gross receipts tax. >> thank you victor. we have legislationoff aide to supervisor farrell, catheryn stephanie, welcome. >> good morning, supervisors, cathery stephanie, lengthiest aide to supervisor farrell. what have you before you is clean-up legislationings that follows our payroll tax exclusion legislation that was drafted before the gross receipts ballot language was finalized and submitted. so it was originally drafted and legislation will actually terminate upon passage of the gross receipts tax prior to the end of 2012. of course that is assuming that proposition e does pass on november 6th. this legislation before you amends it, so it no it longer terminates november 6th and allows the exemption to remain in effect for tax years 2012-2015. if the gross receipts tax
really pre-dates the idea of the phase-out of the payroll tax and the gross receipts proposal and if it was not changed it would basically prevent many if not most small businesss from ever taking advantage of this exclusion. what it would really do is say that that in order for a business to take advantage of the exclusion, their actual payroll tax liability would have to increase from one year to the next even though the rate was going down. so in 2014, that would mean that a business would have to grow its payroll by 10% before it could start to take dollar 1 of exclusion by 2015, that number is unknown. but it could be 25% before that number is -- before that threshold is reached and the business could take advantage of the exclusion. it's my understanding and this is not a recommendation from our office, but it's not my understanding that is not the supervisors' intent with the legislation. i was merely asked to draft alternative language, which you have before you. >> okay. thank you very much. we'll go to the budget am, analyst, mr. rose. . >> [pwha-eus/]ed on the
on board of supervisors file no. 120965 [business and tax regulations code - prevent termination of payroll expense tax exclusion for small business net new payroll if voters adopt gross receipts tax]. this is ordinance amending the san francisco business and tax regulations code article 12-a by amending section 906.5 to prevent the payroll expense tax exclusion for small business net new payroll for years 2012 through 2015 from terminating in the event the voters of the city and county of san francisco pass a gross receipts tax. and your binder is the file number legislative digest, and we have a presentation by margo kelly, legislative aid to supervisor mark farrell. >> welcome. >> again, i'm a legislative aid to supervisor farrell. i'll be speaking on behalf of him today. the legislation that is before you today, it's clean-up legislation to supervisor farrell's payroll expense tax exclusion that was before this commission earlier this year. the original intent of the original legislation was for small businesses to take advantage of this from 2012 to 2015. and it was actually drafted be
and tax collector and obtain a bond that means the city has the exclusive beneficiary. that's something that we need to happen to protect the city. the bonding requirement is there for that very purpose to safeguard the city in case an operator fails to remit the taxes and collects on behalf of the city. the bonding requirements currently range from 20,000 to $800,000 depending on the annual gross receipts from the parking station. since these bonding rates were passed, the financial crisis has made it quite difficult for certain operators to get a large line of credit without actually owning significant assets. this has disadvantaged in particular many small parking operators who do not have sufficient capital to obtain the necessary bond. it has also impacted larger operators who have operated in good faith and have a proven record of responsible third-party tax collection. so, in order to continue to protect the city -- so, we essentially have to strike the right balance between requiring the bond, but also recognizing the challenges that some of these operators face. and in order to
is the tax director is scheduled to go live in november, which means we will follow within a few weeks after that. this is scheduled for the last week of november for the tax collector. we did receive the hardware, the cash drawers on the units, so they are going to be installed shortly and then the training is scheduled for sometime in december. on the tablet pc's, we deployed a few tablets for the field inspectors, we did receive feedback for the service provider. we are gathering feedback and will be presenting optionsto make it better and possibly even a better service provider option to our director and deputy director in the next week, i would think. on the southern project, it's going fine. actually, we had a site survey from the contractor team and the architecture design team and they are putting the drawings together. hazmat survey was performed and wae do have a report on that, too. >> commissioner comments? seeing none, thank you again. >> thank you. >> is there any public comment on item 8a through district of the director's report? seeing none, item 9, commissioners question
. >> what is the impact of the deductions on solar utilization? have we measured that? tax deductions that are -- >> have we measured that? we certainly realize that it lowers the cost. >> right. >> and that's why we pursued a third-party for our development of the sunset solar project. >> okay. >> and didn't fund it ourselves. i can't recall off the top of my head, maybe you do, todd, what the -- mr. reedstrom, what the financial impact of that was for us. >> it was pretty significant. by way of comparison, the tax credit, tax credit financing that we successfully undertook for current sunset solar brought the average cost per kilowatt hour down to 23-1/2 cents. that compares to average costs of our hydro system. all the costs included of about 9 cents. so, without the tax credit federal financing as well as the state programs, it would have been over 30 cents kilowatt hour. >> you need to take credit for that. >> we have a line item -- >> that's why i try to raise some of these issues because when you and the work that this agency has been doing, i am so proud of the fact that the c
performance venue is critical for our ability to get market tax credits and provide overall 20% of the project estimated to be $28 million. if we make the time line we will begin construction in spring of next year and open in fall of 2014 turning on the lights in the long dark corner of san francisco with the incredible design of this revitalized space. i would like to thank the commission and the planning staff. i hope you help to me this project a reality in 2014. >> thank you. >> can we turn on the slide procedure? >> linda stepped out. >> great. i am michael dunakin and thank you for the opportunity to present this project. this is an incredible opportunity to give new life
out in support of the payroll tax exemption and lobbied and get twitter into the neighborhood. we would do the same thing if that case came up remember. we are finding ways to leverage the welcome boom and tech so we're not a one dimensional town and that we have a vibrant downtown, mid-market that consists of tech companies, retail, restaurants, cafes, and in our view importantly arts and culture. given our experience and what we observed this other cities and neighborhoods arts and culture have a power way of weaving together the civic fabric and encouraging social interaction and engagement between populations that wouldn't otherwise engage. it's important that we maintain some semblence representation of life and analogue so to speak. it's not just a digital world out there. the strand is a pioneering step forward. i am a fan of the theater and i think they're taking a remarkal pioneering step here. i lived across from that building for three years. i cannot imagine it with the lights on. i hear rumbling in the community where are the twitter kids? they're practically
it is a regional benefit. the businesss in san francisco will benefit and we will see job creation and tax generation but also we will see it down the peninsula and throughout the region, as daniel said. we can accommodate it, we have accommodated events before. the super bowl last time was in stanford away and san francisco was the host and regional event. we are looking forward to it and the benefit this region will get from hosting the super bowl. >> the nfl will have the super bowl at meadowlands, outside new york -- how far santa clara is. could be the first snowy super bowl. is there any concern about the nfl, the fact in february we could have horrible rain or beautiful sunshine about the weather? >> i have looked ahead. it is supposed to be sunny that day. we are excited to put that in the bid package. my mom reminds me my birthday is february 4th, all grown up. we had all of my parties in the glorious sun so i think we are in good shape. we meet the nfl requirements of temperature. we are above that, so we are in great shape on that front. >> so be it. whatever. >> i don't think i
something like tax breaks, whether that be property tax breaks, whether that be business tax breaks or something like that. so, that's the kind of thinking i think that's been going on in the japantown area. easily can be extended to western soma. and, so, another idea was that both western soma, of course, and japantown want to continue to move forward. i said, you know, it would be really great if the communities could get together. talk to supervisor kim outside, about the common needs and kind of ideas now emerging through the j-town effort and how that could be applied in the broader sense not only in western soma, but i think there is interest in the mission. and, so, i'm encouraging the supervisors to perhaps call some kind of summit or whatever you want to call it to maybe address this particular issue because it seems to be percolating up from below, really, at this point. so, thank you, jim, and everyone else in western some a. >> commissioner moore. >> i have a question for the director because i think commissioner sugaya is raising an interesting question. the comprehens
sales tax is being used to improve the delivery of services to our residents. we're very proud of that, and i look forward to continuing the work with all of you on the commission. and again, we want to thank our staff for their tremendous work. with that, that closes my remarks. is there any member of the public that would like to speak on this? if so, please come forward. >> mr. chair, i have a few comments on what you said. on the two projects that you tried to give a little spin so that our representatives in congress as you say, have delivered this huge sums of money. but let me remind everybody that it's taxpayers money. let me talk about the central subway. all of y'all should know that phase one of that was the third street light rail where we expanded over 700 million. that has to be tweaked. as much as we have people talking about rosy terms, that system really doesn't work. so now we have phase two, which is 1.5 miles and expanding over a billion dollars. to be expect, over $1.6 billion. if you folks think that's something honorable, then i think we need a line item on this
. the purpose of the presentations is to give the members of commission and the public the way their tax dollars are spent. it allows us to have a dialogue in making sure the most efficient work is done. commissioner kim. >> i just have come comments. the diversity of the transit work we do. around ped safety or bike lanes. i think a couple things i will highlight. i'm excited about the work we're doing around our schools. district six only has three public schools, soon only two actually because marshall elementary will be in chairman campos's district. or betsy car michael or marshall on 15th and mission. those areas are close to freeway ramps and heavy corridors. excited about the work to increase safety. whether the home zone or safe routes to school. the safe passages program. if you have noticed the yellow brick roads. this is a project with the boys and girls club. the cbd along with the mta to really highlight some of the streets for our kids first. we will have corner captains that are volunteering throughout the week to shepherd our kids from the bus stops to after school projects. i'm
are going to the public and asking them to raise taxes in order to support the schools. look at k18, 20, and 22, and each one of those, the district is getting back money that apparently was not spent in previous years. and so, there is no expenditure obviously, but you are getting money. and the question is i think that one of these goes back to 2010, how have we been carrying these projected expenditures from that time and why were they just discovered and coming back? this becomes important because the credibility of the district in negotiation relies on it saying that it is following, you know, that it is actually spending the money that it says that it is spending and needs the money, that it says that is needs. but these four items seem to indicate that something else is going on. so i would hope that there would be an explanation of those four items also. thank you very much. >> good evening, commissioners, superintendent, debbie robinson harris, commissioner, i want to bring to your attention that the million plus dollars that san francisco is continuing to give child developmen
on that we haven't had a presentation with and we will get is the enterprise zone tax credits to apply. they're developing an online application for that. and that is -- they're working to have it be delivered by the end of this year. we have our license 1, 2, 3. and that, our license 1, 2, 3, we have had to extend the timeline, but we are scheduled to have that go live january 2013. so, right now jane is is doing q/a testing and then mid november we're going to beta test it at our counter. so, have jane, christian and martha use it while they're working with business clients. mid december do a soft launch, and then in january 2013 do an official launch. while that's happening -- so, with this meeting with the department heads, what we have asked for them is to help -- for them -- the first step that we need from them is to complete a survey of their permits. and, so, in your packet is a permit mapping survey that we are asking the departments to fill out per permit. and this is for the permits that are straight on, an application for a department of public health permit, per se, to open to
time and we gave a tremendous tax break for the millions to-be at twitter. we give them a dedicated municipali line which they don't use because they have a private shuttle. so you know, there is some kind of money available, and i strongly feel that if your predecessors mandated this, and it's your responsibility as a rules committee to make sure that the rules are enforced. that it needs to be in the budget every single year, not to have the shelters come begging all the time for these things. one thing in conclusion, i have spoken with amanda freeh about >> implementing a program for all sheriff's departments to benefit from this. thank you for your time. i will be submitting a resignation letter with more recommendations. thank you. >> thank you and thank you for your service. any other public comment on this item? it's a lack of thought and lack of innovation regarding the committee itself, and i think it's -- when you look at the -- when you consider that jennifer freeden backen and the coalition on homelessness has had an monopoly on the appointees it goes to show that
and in the fire department and perhaps in a tax collector's office, and also in the board of supervisors. why not, right? if poetry is the best word in the best place, who else to practice poetry but our elected leaders? and also as a sort of very gentle challenge to all of you -- because we are such a highly literate society and community here in the bay area, and we are very widely read -- i'm going to ask you, when you get a chance on your website, to post your reading list. let us see into your hearts. let us see into where you get your ideas. let us see that you are, in fact, considering the entire range of voices and language and cultures that our community, our city is made up so that we can also dialogue with you about what you're reading, what we are reading. perhaps then we can establish a good dialogue between yourselves and ourselves. and i want to thank you again for the honors on behalf of my community, which is also the literary community and encourage you to support the literacy program, the reading programs, the poetry programs. try a haiku before your next board meeting. it migh
is shoved in the corner on the bottom where there is no view. but all of the other tax credit and homeowners get to have the million-dollar views. me and my residents are already going through a lot with our relocation, which i put a complaint with housing authority. i can't believe to this day it's still open. going on three months and i know there is no investigation started because nobody has called me for witnesses. nobody cares about what me and my residents is going through, but just care about all of the money that they are receiving to help my community through our transition. i swear under the hud rules no one should be evicted under the eviction protection law, but i see others being evicted during our relocation. anyway, here are some of the rules that i think is kind of ridiculous. why did they take away all of our living essentials, but other john stewart buildings in san francisco has back and front door, washer outlets, balcony, windows and a kitchen and bathroom? why do i have to pay security deposit just to move back? and another thing is i will be evicted if i am arrested
time statewide. octavia court had three major sources of funding, hud 11, sfra tax increment set aside, and state bond financing through the multi-family housing program. all of those sources are unavailable now. so, the nuances of the true up and the legalities around it are beyond my knowledge, but i would say that octavia court doesn't happen without great conversations around sometimes competing community development objectessv that are managed by different agentv size. i'd like to see that kind of dialogue continue. * agencies i will say one note about the farm. they've been a great neighbor to octavia court and its residents. and i assume that when it's developed when parcel o is developed for affordable family housing that's also going to enrich the neighborhood for octavia court residents. again, i would like to see dialogue continue for a win/win outcome there. thank you very much for your time. >> thank you. [speaker not understood], jo anna bonheim. are there any additional public comment? * >>> good afternoon, robert joyce. i am a resident of d5, homeowner, i live five blo
] regional tax base [inaudible]. >> okay, thank you very much. did you want to finish your last sentence? >>> i'm not sure we've actually figured out the models for those areas you're talking about. i think there are some interesting ideas here that could work, but there may actually need to be a new model designed for the neighborhood you're talking about for one. and i think that there are different models that are going to come out in the next few years as well. and i think that we need to be focused on meeting -- figuring out what the social and environmental goals are and developing clear rules that work across the board for all these different models and don't support one model over another along as those models are supporting different niche in terms of people's needs in the city. >> thank you very much. >> mr. goldman, i'd be interested if there is research or any recommendation that you have, i'll give you my card. >>> absolutely. >> next speaker, please. >>> good afternoon, supervisors. my name is patrick gibson. i'm a five-year resident here in san francisco. when i first move
commute options for their employees and that could include everything from pre-tax commuter benefits, the emergency ride home program, van pool and car pooling options to and from work. and just recently we will be including car sharing. that hasn't been something we've promoted to private companies as an option to promote to their employees. but that's something that we'll be adding to our outreach materials in the future. that is really our focus, is -- director rifkin mentioned the demand in helping to feed that demand and really the role the department of environment has played and will continue to play is to raise awareness about all of the alternative transit options to help people get out of their fossil fuel [speaker not understood] cars. specifically i want to mention we're agnostic as it comes to the type of model, the particular company. we really want to support options that work to, again, help us promote car sharing in general and ultimate transportation options to meet our [speaker not understood] reduction emission goals. i have materials we passed out to city employe
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